Grilled salmon marinated in orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and habanero peppers, then served with a habanero-lime butter.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon tequila
- 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
- 1 tablespoon minced habanero pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 (5 ounce) salmon steaks
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 teaspoons minced habanero pepper
- 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
In a bowl, stir together vegetable oil, orange juice, 3 tablespoons lime juice, tequila, 1 tablespoon lime zest, 1 tablespoon habanero pepper, and garlic. Reserve a small amount to use as a basting sauce, and pour the remainder into a shallow baking dish. Place the salmon in the shallow dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours, turning frequently.
In a small bowl, mix together softened butter, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 teaspoons habanero pepper, and 2 teaspoons lime zest. Cover, and refrigerate.
Preheat grill for medium heat.
Lightly oil grill grate, and place salmon on the grill. Cook salmon for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork. Transfer to a serving dish, top with habanero butter, and serve.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.